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‘Nowhere near enough’ How much Manchester United will have left to buy a striker after Mason Mount move

The Red Devils are readying their first summer transfer, but it has come at a cost

Manchester United will be left with just £65m to sign a striker this summer after their impending capture of Mason Mount goes through, it has been revealed.

The Red Devils have endured a tough start to the transfer window, missing out on top targets Harry Kane and Kim Min Jae (with the latter expected to join Bayern Munich this week).

However, they have finally managed to reach an agreement to sign Mount from Chelsea, with Erik ten Hag’s side set to pay £55m plus a further £5m in potential add-ons to bring the Englishman to Old Trafford this summer.

With the state of a potential club takeover still unclear, the budget for the summer transfer window is thought to be relatively small, and certainly less than the £250m that was spent in Ten Hag’s first summer in charge.

But additions are still needed, with a goalkeeper and a striker at the very least still expected to be the top priorities before the new season begins in August.

To that end, however, United have been handed a blow as it has been reported that they have just £65m left in this summer’s budget to sign a striker, which has been described as ‘nowhere near enough’ to land any of their top targets.

It is added that ‘player sales will be reinvested into the squad’, but as it stands no sales have been managed and while the likes of Fred, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and even Jadon Sancho could all leave, there has been little concrete interest so far.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils will meet with Inter Milan over goalkeeper Andre Onana as they look to find a new no.1, but would have to shell out in excess of £50m to land the Cameroonian star this summer after an excellent season in Serie A.

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Ben Browning

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